When I was only selling my books on Amazon, the link from the website was easy to setup and really simple for everyone to use.
Since then, however, I've widened the marketplace for Tobias Roote Books to global levels and am now on virtually every platform that will help me reach new readers which left me with a new problem.
Trying to find a simple and easy user-friendly way to manage all the links, sometimes twenty plus, meant spending all my time juggling with page layouts and link formats. I don't want to spend all day trying to make things line up on a web page when I could be doing something more constructive - like writing. So, obviously something needed to happen.
One of my platforms Draft2Digital has a sister site to manage all the links that it provides as part of its 'aggregator service' (they get to all the large and small sales platforms I can't reach). This site, Books2read.com provides an easy to manage link for me because the aggregator will search EVERY nook and cranny where my books are sold and deliver the direct links to the reader in at most two clicks, but normally only one.
What's more is that it will manage those links and keep them current and upto date. That's a lot of help for a busy writer like me.
So, the end result is you will now see a books2read logo like the one here top-left on every book's sales page, which if you click on it you will be taken to a page with my book on it and offered all the options to buy my book in the online shop you prefer to use for downloading ebooks.
It costs you nothing. It costs me nothing, and Books2Read don't charge anyone for the service.
Once you have selected your preferred platform Books2read remembers your choice (using cookies) and the next time you click a books2read link (anywhere in the world on any book sales website) it will take you directly to your preferred book shop. Not bad eh?
The Books2Read link covers all of these sales platforms all over the world..